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'Massive Assault' - Bonus Map Available NOW

by Rainier on March 24, 2004 @ 3:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News releases a new map for its turn-based strategy game Massive Assault. This planet called Brimstone can be used both for World Wars against the A.I. and for the online games. Read more for download links ...

Microsoft Announces Next-Gen Development Platform 'XNA'

by Rainier on March 24, 2004 @ 1:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Corp. today announced XNA, a powerful next-generation software development platform. XNA empowers developers to deliver breakthrough games while combating rising production costs and ever-increasing hardware complexity. Games for future iterations of all Microsoft game platforms — including Windows, Xbox and Windows Mobile-based devices — will be unleashed by tools and technologies from the XNA development platform.

NCsoft Announces 'Lineage 2' Open Beta Test

by Rainier on March 24, 2004 @ 1:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NCsoft Corporation announces plans to begin open beta testing for its soon to be released online game, Lineage II: The Chaotic Chronicle. The free open beta period will begin at 12:00 AM Pacific Standard Time on Sunday, March 28 and last approximately one month. The game is scheduled for commercial release on April 28.

'Painkiller' - Screens

by Rainier on March 24, 2004 @ 11:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Painkiller is a first-person horror shooter, designed to satisfy the gamer's hunger for intense, fast-paced action. You are Painkiller, a mercenary for hire, charged with cleaning out nests of the undead. But an unholy pact with a demon unknowingly puts you square in the middle of a fight for control of the underworld... with the future of humanity hanging in the balance. Read more for 30+ new screens ...

Mythic Entertainment To Use 'EMotion FX Engine'

by Rainier on March 24, 2004 @ 10:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of the award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game "Dark Age of Camelot," today announced that it will use EMotion FX 2 in all current and future games as the next step in the evolution of the player experience.

Enlight Brings 'Trackmania' To North America

by Rainier on March 24, 2004 @ 10:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Enlight announced today that it will ship TrackMania to retail stores across North America in June. A fast paced track racing game, TrackMania has been praised by reviewers across Europe for its blend of strategy elements with great racing action. Trackmania was shipped to retail stores in Europe before the holidays.

'True Crime: Streets of LA' Soundtrack Announcement

by Rainier on March 24, 2004 @ 10:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Expanding on its award-winning game soundtrack featuring original music from Snoop Dogg, Westside Connection and other hip-hop stars, Activision Inc. today announced True Crime: Streets of L.A.for the PC will feature 32 additional tracks from artists such as Alice In Chains, Queensryche, and 2004 Grammy Award Nominees Spineshank and Stone Sour. The massive soundtrack will capture the essence of The City of Angels, from the urban vibe of East L.A. to the hard rock streets of Hollywood offering more than 115 music tracks that will immerse players into the mean streets of Los Angeles. True Crime: Streets of L.A. for the PC will be available this spring.

'NovaDrome' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on March 24, 2004 @ 9:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Carmageddon developer Stainless Games has revealed their new project "NovaDrome". Situated on planet Nova, The NovaLords needn ew "volunteers" for their brutal gladiatorial racing sport. Your character has been abducted by the aliens and taken to Nova. You are given a vehicle, and sent straight into combat. The game consists of a series of automotive battles in many, varied purpose-built arenas, pursuing your unwanted career as an alien race’s source of sick entertainment.

'Onimusha Blade Warriors' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 24, 2004 @ 9:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom today announced the release of Onimusha Blade Warriors for the PlayStation2. An action fighting game based on the award winning Onimusha world, Onimusha Blade Warriors challenges players to enter into battle alone, or with up to three other opponents for lighting quick multi-player action battles that show off their skills as a warrior.

'Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow' - Multiplayer Demo Tomorrow

by Rainier on March 24, 2004 @ 9:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft is proud to announce today that a multiplayer demo of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow on PC will be available on Thursday, March 25th at 6.00 pm. The MP demo will weigh in at about 60mb, features the Mount Hospital level, playable in Neutralization game mode. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow tells the conspiracy-ridden story of black ops agent Sam Fisher as he explores the shadowy world of international espionage. Read more for details ...